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"Changeling, Become Something Small... And Try Again."

Updated: Nov 8, 2023


"The transformation... hurts."

This 35mm scale miniature of One Man Zoo in his bird form was created using "Elegoo" Water Washable Resin on a Mars 3 Pro 3D Printer and is available as an STL (Standard Triangle Language) file by "C27 Studio". The sculpt is clearly inspired by Arnold Drake and Bob Brown's co-creation for "DC Comics" - Garfield Mark Logan (a.k.a Beast Boy or Changeling), and seemingly designed to be used as an 'alternative' figure for the Batman Miniatures Game rule-set.


The actual sculpt also comes with a billow of smoke upon which the model's feet attach to - presumably depicting the Teen Titan's miraculous transformation. However, this made for a precarious looking perch in my mind, and I didn't want to risk damaging the ensemble either during painting or gaming. As a result, I simply plonked the bird upon a car wheel which "C27 Studio" supply as an STL file to help populate your bases with extra pieces of debris.

"Big Mr Tong" WIPs - Four Aquaphibians awaiting all of their details to be 'picked out'

In addition, I didn't pick up upon this model's diminutive size until after I had super-glued it to an 'official' "Atomic Mass Games" Marvel Crisis Protocol base, as all the company's other comic book characters that I've produced have been 40mm scale. This doesn't really impact upon this particular miniature. But does mean some of Changeling's other animal-based manifestations, as well as his human form, are disappointingly a little small when compared to the larger "Marvel Worldwide" characters I was hoping to intermingle them with.


The figure itself was pretty straightforward to paint and provided an excellent opportunity to test out more bottles from "Duncan Rhodes' Two Thin Coats" range. The bird was therefore primed in Ethereal Green, shaded in Necrosis Green Wash and dry-brushed with (more) Ethereal Green. The rubber tyre was simply pigmented with Doom Death Black, whilst the wheel rim was treated to a combination of Sir Coates' Silver and Oblivion Black Wash.

"Papsikels Miniatures" WIPs - Big Boss Bigsie Dollar

Sticking with 3D prints, I have applied a thorough "Vallejo" Heavy Grey dry-brush over the five Aquaphibians I have been working on as palette test pieces. Produced by "Big Mr Tong" these "Stingray" antagonists are absolutely packed full of detail, so I now need to work out which fins, scales and spiny protrusions I'm going to 'pick out' with a darker green colour choice before finishing the small Supermarionation series squad off.


Lastly, I've been testing out some of the brown paints from "Duncan Rhodes' Two Thin Coats" range on Big Boss Bigsie Dollar by "Papsikels Miniatures". I've actually enlarged this figure so it better matches its 32mm scale brethren using "Chitubox" Basic, as the first version I printed was significantly smaller than the rest of the models I was planning to use my not-Bixby Snyder with on the tabletop...

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wsd50
Apr 16, 2023

Nice work all round mate Beast boy is one of my fave DC characters, and you've done some sterling work here, but those Aquaphinians are just looking better and better with each layer you add to them.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Apr 16, 2023
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Thanks Roger. Certainly enjoying working on Beast Boy's different forms currently, as they make a pleasant change from all the fiddly bits on the FoW 15mm miniatures. Hope to have the first of the Aquaphibians finished soon - probably just one more WIP sequence to show before though.

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undercoat2670
Apr 15, 2023

Great job on the beast boy bird. That green really captures the look in the comics and cartoons. Those Duncan Rhodes paints are very impressive. Very wise choice with the tyre I think As you don't want any mid the accidents!

The Aquaphibians are looking great already and another interesting and quirky work in progress. I'd buy that for a dollar! Lol.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Apr 15, 2023
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Cheers Undercoat. Simple stuff on the bird, but its a nice collection of STLs, so I wanted to start getting One Man Zoo's different forms finished. The Bear figure should be posted soon as a result. I think the tyre works very well personally.


Slow and steady on the Aquaphibians. Though I just need to focus a hobby session on one of them and then I'll have a test piece finished. Big Boss Bigsie Dollar is a lot of fun and I'm glad my upscaling has turned out so well so far. LOL!!!

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Apr 14, 2023

Excellent finish on the bird version of beastie boy, the aquaphibians are progressing well, and great start to Bigsie Dollar.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Apr 14, 2023
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Thanks Dave. I'm rather pleased with how vibrant Duncan's Ethereal Green has turned out to be. Hope to have everything else finished soon.

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